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Story Spine Porcupine – Narrative Writing Template

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A template designed to help students plan their narrative writing structure.

This cute teaching resource is a writing template to help students plan and order their idea’s structure and create a basic ‘story spine’ before writing their narrative stories.

The story spine porcupine follows the basic story structure of:

  • Every day…
  • Until one day…
  • Because of that…
  • That caused…
  • Which led to…
  • Until finally…
  • Ever since…
  • The moral is…

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1447

    Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable waysElaborationsdiscussing and comparing the purposes of familiar texts drawn from local contexts and interests (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)becoming f...

  • ACELA1451

    Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstancesElaborationsknowing that, in terms of ...

  • ACELY1661

    Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagramsElaborationsref...

  • ACELY1671

    Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose...

  • ACELY1682

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purposeElaborationsusing pri...

  • ACELA1448

    Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple textsElaborationsidentifying patterns of vocabulary items in texts (for example class/subclass patterns, part/whole patterns, compare/contrast patterns, cause-and-effect patterns, word associat...

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